Project BRI(DDD)GE (Building Relationships In Durham through Duke Divinity Graduate Education) is a week-long, pre-orientation program for entering students that seeks to nurture Christian outreach within the Durham community and bridge areas of separation.
Invitations to participate in BRI(DDD)GE are emailed to incoming students in the early summer. Students will be able to apply online once applications are open.
The dates for the 2017 BRI(DDD)GE are August 15-21. Applications for the 2017 program are due Friday, June 23. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 660-3548.
Current students reflect on their experience with Project BRI(DDD)GE and hope that entering students will consider this valuable opportunity to meet one another and engage with the greater Durham community.
About Project BRI(DDD)GE
The program combines practical ministry in local Durham organizations with opportunities for theological reflection with local political, academic, and religious leaders.
Fellowship is a fundamental part of the week together. The entering students and returning student leaders picnic, tour the city, visit historical sites, take in a Durham Bulls baseball game, and worship at Goodson Chapel.
Team members covenant to meet together throughout the academic year for prayer, fellowship, theological reflection, and service.
Students work with organizations including:
- Urban Ministries of Durham
- Interfaith Hospitality Network, a group of local churches that help homeless families
- Habitat for Humanity, a Christian agency that builds affordable housing
- Duke Homestead
- Hayti Heritage Center
- Historic Stagville Center
- El Centro Hispano
- Reality Ministries